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We found 7 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Baton Rouge, LA.

Dr. James Allen Lalonde Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8080 Bluebonnet; Suite 1000
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. James Lalonde works as an orthopedist. Dr. Lalonde's areas of expertise include foot problems and ankle problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Lalonde's medical residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Meredith Ann Warner, MBA, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7301 Hennessey Boulevard; Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Meredith Warner practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warner include knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Warner honors. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Laughlin Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard; Suite 1000
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. William Laughlin is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Laughlin include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. The average patient rating for Dr. Laughlin is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard; Suite 1000
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Richard Robichaux is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Robichaux include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Robichaux is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robichaux takes. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7301 Hennessy Boulevard; Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Alan Schroeder practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Baton Rouge, LA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schroeder include knee problems and shoulder problems. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schroeder honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7301 Hennessy Boulevard; Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Charles Walker's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Walker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard; Suite 1000
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Carey Winder is a Baton Rouge, LA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Winder's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.